Twin-barred Tree Snake

Twin-barredtree snake
Source: Ecology Asia

Name: Twin-barred Tree Snake (Chrysopelea pelias)

Classification: Animalia > Chordata > Reptilia > Squamata > Colubridae > Chrysopeleapelias

Habitat: Arboreal, lives high in forest trees

Description: Rarely seen due to its shy nature, the Twin-barred Tree Snake is a brightly coloured snake that, like many other tree snakes, is able to glide from tree to tree by flattening its body into an aerofoil-like surface and flinging itself from tall trees. This snake is also mildly venomous, with its bites usually causing mild and localised numbness, although it generally reserves its bite for the geckoes it loves to eat.


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